UK-based energy company RWE npower has completed upgrade works at its 680MW Little Barford combined cycle power plant in the UK.

The upgrade work is said to have been completed at an investment of about GBP100m and has increased the power generating capacity of the facility to 720MW.

RWE’s gas fired power station is located north of the village of Little Barford in Bedfordshire in the east of England, UK.

As part of the upgrade program, the company made the investment to replace and renew the gas turbines, control system, steam turbines, boilers, generators and other components of the power plant.

The upgrade is expected to extend the life of the plant to around 2025.

RWE’s upgrade work will also reduce the emissions from the gas fueled plant and meet the high environmental standards of UK.

Little Barford Power Station manager Kevin Lindley said, "We are exceeding all expectations, the new gas turbines are showing lower than expected fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per unit of power generated."